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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Case Report  

S.L. Chavan , Yash Merchant , R.S. Deshmukh
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
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International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2018, Vol. 8, No. 2   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2018.08.0002
Received: 24 Jan., 2018    Accepted: 22 Feb., 2018    Published: 23 Mar., 2018
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Chavan S.L., Merchant Y., and Deshmukh R.S., 2018, Systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 8(2): 5-9 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2018.08.0002)

Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus is an immunologically mediated condition. It is also called as connective tissue disease. With more than 1.5 million people affected, it may exhibit any one of several clinicopathological forms. This condition is characterized by the presence of abnormal antibodies and immune complex. SLE has a wide range of symptoms like joint pain, skin rash, fever, and can affect the kidneys, lungs and nervous system. Symptoms have remission and exacerbation. Lupus is a Latin word for “wolf” and erythematosus is from the Greek word for “red” and refers to the color of the rash.

Keywords
Lupus erythematosus; Autoimmune disease; Collagen disorder
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